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Signal Forbes

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Steep switchbacks to stunning views of the Mer de Glace.


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1.6

Miles

2.6

KM

63%

Runnable

7,258' 2,212 m

High

6,261' 1,908 m

Low

411' 125 m

Up

1,013' 309 m

Down

17%

Avg Grade (9°)

66%

Max Grade (33°)

Dogs Unknown

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From the Grand Balcon Nord: Plan de l’Aiguille to Montenvers, take the steep switchbacks up several hundred feet before level off and curving around to huge views of the Montets and then the Mer de Glace. There is a huge field of cairns that seems to amuse people... Follow them right to the western edge for the best views of the pointy spires in all directions.

After soaking it in, continue on to the north and follow the switchbacks down to the train station.

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Nick Wilder

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Photos

Aiguille du Dru taken from above Montenvers, Chamonix, France
Aug 4, 2016 near Chamoni…, FR
Approaching the top of the Sentinel.
Jul 12, 2016 near Chamoni…, FR
The Dru, the Aiguille Verte, the Grepon... all high above the Mer de Glace glacier.
Jul 12, 2016 near Chamoni…, FR
Heading down the Sentinel towards the Mer de Glace.
Jul 12, 2016 near Chamoni…, FR
Heading up Signal Forbes from Refuge du Montenverse with Mer the Glace glacier in background
Oct 18, 2019 near Chamoni…, FR

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